David Middleton Dawson

1796–
Kentucky, United States

The Life of David Middleton

When David Middleton Dawson was born in 1796, in Kentucky, United States, his father, John Dawson, was 20 and his mother, Hannah Valandingham or Vanlandingham, was 23. He married Nancy McCarty on 12 November 1817, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Brandenburg, Meade, Kentucky, United States in 1830 and Harrison Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

David Middleton Dawson
1796–
Nancy McCarty
1797–1850
Marriage: 12 November 1817
Margaret Dawson Keen
1818–
John Calvin Dawson
1819–
Ellen Dawson
1836–
Ellen M Dawson
1839–1871
Cornelius M. Dawson
1822–1889
Manassah Dawson
1824–
Susannah Dawson
1825–1900
Mary Wade Dawson
1826–
William Hopkins Dawson
1827–1916
Margaret Jane Dawson
1829–1880
Theophilus Lacey Dawson
1829–1916
Martha Jane Dawson
1832–1911
Annie Evaline Dawson
1832–
Nancy Dawson
1834–
Middleton Dawson
1846–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 November 1817
Hardin, Kentucky, United States
children

(15)

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Dawson

    Male1776–1847Male

    Hannah Valandingham or Vanlandingham

    Female1773–1815Female

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

Age 0

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.
1816

Age 20

Indiana is the 19th state.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 34

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Daw 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • David M Dawson, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Middleton Dawson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Middleton Dawson, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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